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Robert V. "Bob" Ford
  • Malden Catholic High School
    99 Crystal St.
    Melrose 02148

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“So sorry to hear of your loss Ford family! Bob and Mary were close friends of mom and dad for many years. I will miss seeing him working in the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathie Connors - Mashpee, MA

“I am very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good friend and neighbor on Cape Cod. I will never forget when my 3 kids ran through the tall...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Jean O'Connor - CA - Friend

“To Bob and entire Ford family-Please accept my heartfelt condolences.Mr Ford was truly a gentleman.Sincerely,Mark DeCroteauMalden Catholic Class of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“Bob, Larry and Brian, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. He was a wonderful and caring man and a true gentleman. On behalf of Kerry...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: David & Kerry Lynch - Melrose, MA

“Wishing you my sincerest condolences, Bob on your loss. May your father RIP. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Sansone - Warwick, NY

“Dear Bob - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda DePalma - Groveland, MA

“I grew up just up the street from the Ford family . When I was 11 years old my father passed away. Mr. Ford basically became a step father to me. He...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rick Camuso - Reading, MA

“My deepest condolences, Bob, to you and your family, for the loss of your father. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Tomaselli

“Bob, Brian and Larry - my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Mr. Ford was a great man and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kurt Lavery - Saugus, MA

“Bob,Larry , Brian and the rest of the family I am so sorry for your loss. Dad was a great guy. He was loved by many and will certainly be missed. ...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: KATHLEEN Brophy - South Easton, MA

“Larry, Brian, Robert and families; Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather and all time mentor. I...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Shirleen Cole - Vacaville, CA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Robert V. "Bob" Ford, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Medford and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He attended Merrimack College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob resided in Medford for many years and Melrose since 1968. He worked as an Installer for New England Telephone Company for 36 years before his retirement in 1996. Bob is a member of the Malden Catholic Hall of Fame in hockey, baseball & football and was drafted by the Boston Braves. He was a member of the Melrose Fish & Game for many years and the I.B.E.W. Local #2222. Bob enjoyed spending his winters in Hollywood, FL and spending time at his home in New Seabury, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (O'Brien) Ford for 55 years. Loving father of Brian Ford of New Seabury, Lawrence Ford & his wife Laurie of CA and Robert Ford of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Colleen, Kelly and Kennedy. Caring friend Kathy Brophy. Devoted brother of the late Sally Carrigan, Catherine Uncles, Walter Ford, Irene Murphy and Jackie Ford. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, May 31st from 4-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, June 1st at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made in Bob's name to Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148.